The Chainsmokers spread the love to their videographer Rory Kramer -- and a much-needed mental health message to their fans -- in a heartfelt music video with Kygo titled "Family," which was released today (Dec. 12).
Directed by Jeremiah Davis, the clip features a montage of home videos that document Kramer's successful journey with the two major EDM acts, while also shining light on his personal struggles along the way. As shots of Kramer goofing off with The Chainsmokers and Kygo flash, captions give a brief story of his adrenaline-filled life, which took a dark turn after he tore his ACL. The video then reveals that in 2018, Kramer got into a car accident that took his life down an even scarier path.
But the "Family" vid quickly turns into an uplifting story, as Kramer's family and friends helped him through his difficult time -- particularly The Chainsmokers' Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, who were "anchors in Rory's life." The video's happily-ever-after ending not only shows Kramer with his fiancé, but a pivotal reminder that was implied throughout the video's darkest pockets: "Checking up on your friends is cool. Take 30 seconds to message someone you care about."